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Please keep yourself and others safe

The number of new Covid-19 cases has risen sharply in Wandsworth, and people are urged to take action to protect themselves and others.

23 Jul 21

Recycling bins trialled in parks 

Recycling bins are being put in some of the most popular parts of Wandsworth Common and Battersea Park.  

22 Jul 21

Another financial lifeline for Wandsworth businesses

Wandsworth Council has secured additional funding to continue to support hard-hit business as they face up to the pressures of the pandemic.

27 Jul 21

30 ways to keep Wandsworth clean and tidy

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the council is launching its ‘30 ways to keep Wandsworth clean and tidy’ campaign to keep the borough looking at its best, as part of its wider MyWandsworth initiative.

16 Jul 21

Council acts to protect residents’ parking spaces from influx of football fans to AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium

The council is to introduce changes to parking controls in the areas surrounding the new Wimbledon Stadium development in Plough Lane to protect residents’ parking provision on the Wandsworth side of the borough boundary.

23 Jul 21

Summer activities at Fishponds Playing Fields

In partnership with Wandsworth Council, Enable Leisure and Culture will be hosting a summer activity programme at Fishponds Playing Fields over the school holidays.  

20 Jul 21

Families select their favourite design for new-look Wandsworth Common playground

Parents and children have made their choice of design for the new look Windmill playground on Wandsworth Common.

26 Jul 21

Dancing for joy at new homes 

Residents moving into new homes on York Road Battersea have been dancing for joy.  Maybe the new headquarters of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on the building’s ground floor has something to do with it. 

19 Jul 21

Work to begin soon on £250k upgrade of Battersea Park’s toddlers and junior playground

The favourite design chosen by local families and young children for a new look toddlers and junior playground in Battersea Park has been unveiled.

20 Jul 21

Changes to council services from this week

The country has now entered Step 4 of the Government Roadmap and there are changes to some council services including libraries, leisure centres and weddings.

19 Jul 21

The Wandsworth COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan published

This plan is a collaborative effort developed locally across the council describing the interface with various levels of the national NHS Test and Trace Service, and with the regional service led by Public Health England’s London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC).

21 Jul 21

Owner of filthy mouse infested butchers shop ordered to pay £16,000 in fines and court costs

The owner of a butchers and grocery shop in Tooting has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 in fines and legal bills after magistrates heard his premises was riddled with mice and that produce offered for sale had been gnawed by rodents and in some case food packaging left soaked in mouse urine.

16 Jul 21

Award-winning Create & Learn PlayKits to be distributed to 4000 children across Wandsworth this summer

The Create & Learn PlayKits began in response to the outbreak of the Covid pandemic and the closure of schools in Spring 2020. Building upon the success of a number of smaller initiatives in Nine Elms and Roehampton, a group of arts and cultural organisations from across the borough of Wandsworth came together to discuss how they could support and inspire young people and their families to get creative during lockdown. 

16 Jul 21

Investment of £400k in Battersea neighbourhood green space will be shaped by local people’s views

A local neighbourhood park near Battersea’s riverside is in line for a £400,000 facelift with local people now being urged to come forward and make suggestions on how the money can best be spent.

15 Jul 21

Unsure about getting the Covid-19 vaccination? Come in for a chat

Unsure about getting vaccinated? Worried about side effects, needles or just uncertain about which vaccine you will receive? You can get the answers to all your questions at local vaccination sites across Wandsworth, with no pressure to get the vaccine.

16 Jul 21

New travel training team aims to deliver greater freedom and independence to vulnerable children and adults

Children with special needs and vulnerable adults who have learning disabilities could soon have more travel freedom and greater independence with the recruitment of a new council team of travel trainers.

05 Jul 21

‘Ballot bin’ encourages smokers to throw away cigarette butts

A bright new yellow bin will be posing some interesting questions for smokers in a trial outside Tooting Broadway station to encourage smokers to ditch their cigarette butts responsibly.

16 Jul 21

Wandsworth launches innovative new data strategy

Wandsworth Council is launching a new strategy that will use data analytics to help improve services for residents.

15 Jul 21

Green light for new air quality plan

A new Air Quality Action Plan has been drawn up setting out how the council will continue its work to further reduce air pollution in the borough.  

08 Jul 21

Young people enjoying their apprenticeships with borough’s broadband infrastructure partner

Young people in Wandsworth are learning new hi-tech skills in training schemes offered by the borough’s broadband infrastructure partner G.Network – all arranged through the council’s Work Match service.

09 Jul 21

New OWL App launches in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council invites residents to sign up to the new online watch link app. Users can receive information on local crimes and crime prevention advice directly from the police and council.

01 Jul 21

Beware parking meter con

As the borough gets busier post-lockdown, the council's parking and community safety teams have received several new reports of parking meter bank card fraud. 

08 Jul 21

Council Leader welcomes countdown to Tube opening in Battersea and Nine Elms

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, has welcomed news that TfL are now running trial operations on the new Northern Line Extension set to open this Autumn.

08 Jul 21

Voluntary council tax contributions set to be approved

Wandsworth Council is set to introduce a scheme which will accept voluntary council tax contributions from residents.

08 Jul 21

Council's focus turns to recovery following comprehensive pandemic response

Wandsworth Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made a real difference to residents and the local economy, a committee has heard.

08 Jul 21

The rebirth of Nine Elms: Once a study in urban decay now transformed into London’s newest and most exciting residential and business district

The transformation of Nine Elms from dirty and unloved industrial wasteland into London’s fastest growing and most vibrant residential and business district is the biggest urban renewal success story this century, writes Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia.

05 Jul 21

Get involved in the 2021 Wandsworth Climate Change Festival 

Together on Climate Change Festival – Monday November 8 to Saturday November 13, 2021 

30 Jun 21

Council launches major new partnership for state and independent schools

An innovative new partnership has been developed between state and independent schools in Wandsworth so they can learn from each other and help all children thrive post-Covid.

28 Jun 21

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